Category Archives: Gaming

The Ballad of Chaviano Gateway

The Ballad of Chaviano Gateway (10th October 3401. Chaviano Gateway. A young trader asks an old man about the Battle of Mapor) At Chaviano Gateway Hall There is a plaque upon the wall. What is it for, this marble mount? Listen to me, and I’ll recount. The stories that I heard that night Here long […]

Elite Dangerous: I need a break

It is with a heavy heart I have to announce that CMDR Galen Shepard will be remaining in dock for the foreseeable future. For some time now I have been feeling disengaged with the game as a whole. I have joined various community groups on Facebook and tried to participate in community activities, even going […]

Gaming: Things I’d like to see

Greetings everyone. It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these, but with a lot new game content on titles I play extensively coming out now, I thought I’d take the opportunity to waffle on for several paragraphs about things I like, things I don’t like and things I’d like to see more or […]

Elite Dangerous: Hyperspace Route Planning

The route planner in Elite Dangerous is one of the best features that has been added to the game. It allows you plot a route from your current location out to a range of 1000 Ly. It works well enough out in the galactic rim where stellar density is low, however in the core regions […]

Elite: Dangerous – Engineers Beta, First Impressions

Well, participating in beta testing can always be a bit of a rocky road, and so it started with the new beta of the next update to Elite: Dangerous. The update, called Engineers, had some issues being delivered to those members of the community that should have had access to it, myself included. People reported […]

Darkest Dungeon

You remember our venerable house? Opulent and imperial… Darkest Dungeon is an example of how early access works when done correctly. I feel like I’ve been playing the game for a lot longer than its actually been out: I purchased it as a recommendation ages ago when it was an early access title. I loved […]

Elite Dangerous – A New Pilot’s Guide

So, as the festive period draws to a close across the galaxy, 3202 is likely to begin with a lot of new pilots looking to get the best out of their new ships, and wondering where to make a start on their career in the void. As a seasoned navigator of the void, I – […]

Warhammer End Times: Vermintide

Next up in my list of games that have been eating all my time is Warhammer End Times: Vermintide by Fatshark games. Set in the End Times of the famed Warhammer Fantasy world. The game is a co-op first-person melee fighting game, in a similar vein to Left 4 Dead. Players take on the role […]

Elite Dangerous: Horizons

Well, Christmas is as far away again as ever, and as we march inexorably towards 2016, I wanted to share my thoughts on some games that have been occupying my time over the festive period, starting with the spiritual successor to Frontier: Elite 2 – Elite Dangerous: Horizons. I’m picking on Horizons specifically, as the […]

Final Fantasy 7

Ever since the PS4 reveal trailer at E3 showing some footage of the remake, I have been excited about this project in a way that I haven’t been since I first saw the alpha footage of Elite: Dangerous – another blast from the past that now dominates my gaming life. Well, following on from that […]